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becoming one of the area's most popular. next our restaurant critic visits the restaurant >> later union station gets into the holiday spirit with activities for the whole family... break i mean, yeah, you could say it's an unusual hobby. and yeah, i've had people laugh at me, but i don't care. i just love collecting air. people always say the world is, like 80% water, right? that means the world has to be like 90% a&i. that's just science. think it's weird to collect air? you wouldn't think so if you saw what your lungs collect every time you breathe. people can make fun of me all they want, but i choose to see the glass half-full. ofir. protect your health with life-saving air quality updates from the american lung association. get our free "nsate of the air" app at lung.org. chicagos fulton river district is quickly becoming a hotbed for popular restaurants. and the latest addition, la sirena clandestina, is serving up its own take on some latin- inspired dishes. chicago tribune restaurant critic phil vettel says theyll fit right in. >> a dining hotspot... "the hidden mermaid"
maintenance." 25 years ago, fosco went to prison for racketeering, in a scheme to defraud the laborers union, run by his father. >> the allegation at the time during the prosecution was that organized crime was connected to this scheme to or the conspiracy to pay bribes. >> this city of chicago should be concerned ... working at this countrycompany. a spokesman for united maintenance says, paul fosco has been a good employee since richard simon bought the company three years ago. the company says it has no mob connections. and mayor emanuel says the company earned the o'hare maintenance contract fairly, and it'll be punished if it does anything illegal. an online auction begins today on items owned by the woman accused of stealing millions of dollars from the small town of dixon, illinois. here's a look at some of the while serving as dixon's comptroller. in additon to high-end furniture, crundwell owned a ranch, 400 horses and a luxury motor home. crundwell has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than 53 million dollars in taxpayer money. the auction runs through saturday on the website "pr
was convicted of running a donnie insurance firm as part of a scheme to defraud the labor union won by his father. today the company issued a statement saying it simon purchased the business in 2009 more than 16 years after foster was hired by the previous owner but they failed to mention that simon worked for in ran the business for over two decades. today the mayor defended his choice. we will have a vigorous enforcement to make sure everybody lives by and appropriately stands by the law. >> but as we first reported this is not the only questionable practice by the company months before simon was awarded the contract state records show that he was a business partner with a man who is named the illinois general attorney links to the son of willy don know. . the local union is fighting for its workers' jobs tonight they're calling for an investigation into the o'hare deal. stop >> police in india and are hoping for a break after the search for two men who murdered a local realtor when she was giving them a house showing and they sexually assaulted her. hammond police are asking for the
. president obama hits the road to talk taxes to union workers. after holding a private meeting with the speaker of the house. investigators are looking into the cause of a plane crash that killed a popular mexican- american singer. and the d-j's behind a prank call to the hospital treating kate middleton are speaking out for the first time. tre r anitngis wait till your kids move back home after college. we were going through so much of the bargain detergent. and the clothes didn't look as good. but since we switched to tide we use much less. an amazing clean for all three of our full-grown dependent bundles of joy. that's my tide what's yours? president obama is scheduled to speak to a crowd at a suburban detroit auto plant this hour. white house officials are calling it "an event on the economy". it comes a week after michgan republicans got a controversial right-to-work law passed a measure the president opposes for its limitations on unions. yesterday, president obama met with house speaker john boehner at the white house to discuss how to resolve the fiscal cl
of a train. the connecticut police union wants help for the first responders for the shooting in newtown they fear that what officer saw could lead to a long lasting trauma. we're basically looking for a funding mechanism to make sure that officers have the money available to continue their paycheck. connecticut workers compensation to not offer much mental and emotional health the new town police are resilient and they're doing the very best they can 2012 was a busy year for federal and state county court rooms in the area. not only did it have all of the media attention but you also have the legal situation as to whether or not here say was going to be admitted. this is the first case in illinois where you were allowed to hear the so- called statements from the dead. jerry sullivan says the drew peterson case was huge not only because of the media but because of the appeal that goes all the way to the top it's so important because it will go maybe even to the u.s. supreme court based on whether or not the constitution clause would have brought in statements. another big ruling this yea
. same-sex couples in illinois can enter into civil unions. that law into effect last year. state rep says he is pushing for lawmakers to take up this marriage equality act immediately after they returned to springfield after the holiday >> chicagos in st. james catholic church will likely be torn down sometime in the new year. the 132nd year-old church is in such disrepair that mass has not been held there in more than two years. restoration is estimated at $12 million. the chicago archdiocese applied for a demolition permit but it was deferred because the church is on a list of historic least significant buildings. that deferral expired today >> gun advocates take their argument to the airwaves. next, the debate over gun control heats up as both sides dig in. also, what some republicans are saying about the president's plans for the fiscal cliff. and later, braving the crowds to get those last minute christmas purchases taken care of. it is cold at the moment but the forecast is promising snow... details coming upbreak man, chanting, snapping fingers: oh, those boys are much too
difficult to blame any single mutation. the police union of newtown is asking for "extraordinary benefits" for officers who were first on the scene of the sandy hook school shooting. some of the first responders remain so traumatized by what they saw- they are unable to return to work. >> we have seen this happen in colorado and virginia tech. the effects of this type of emotional trauma are long lasting. >>newtown police officers currently get 10 paid sick days has a year. lawyers claim that's not enough to cope with a tragedy of this magnitude. lawmakers to expand worker's compensation benefits for officers who witness horrific crime scenes. a woman from new york was arrested for posing as one of the relatives of newtown victim. authorities say alba, of the bronx, used her facebook page to claim she was the aunt of sandy hook victim noah. she solicited money for what she said were the little boy's funeral expenses. instead, fed says, she kept the money for herself. >> i think of these scammers. they're stealing from them. they are survivors of this tragedy. the f-b-i says all donatio
passed a law approving civil unions for same sex couples in june of last year. if you're going out to celebrate tonight. the c-t-a is offering you a safe ride home for a penny. this year, the c-t-a is partnering with "miller lite" to provide rides on buses and trains for just one cent. penny fares begin at 10 p-m tonight. continuing through four a-m on new year's day. >> they are erupting with tons of exploding fireworks as they welcomed in the new year. it was the world's first major celebration for 2013. 7 t of fireworks were set off from rooftops and barges. many of them cascading from the bridge. the pyrotechnic extravaganza was built by organize tiesorganizers. coming up next a one-hundred million dollar lawsuit is filed in connection with the newtown connecticut shootings. also ahead, the latest on the condition of secretary of state hillary clinton after being hospitalized, this time for a blood clot. and party planners in new york are gearing up for tonight's new year's eve celebration! the mother of a man suspected of setting a deadly fire that killed his girlfriend and c
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